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CHOMALI, Fernando. Derecho a la vida, derecho fundamental. Teol. vida [online]. 2007, vol.48, n.4, pp. 413-423. ISSN 0049-3449.

In this article, "The Right to Life, a Fundamental Right", the author attempts to demonstrate, in the light of important contributions made by the biological sciences, that human life begins from the moment of fecundation. This new reality, in virtue of its human condition, has the right to have its life respected, and no consideration of either a utilitarian or social character can justify its elimination. The reason for this respect is rooted in the fact that no good is superior to that of life, foundation of all other rights, and regarding which no one can claim the right to determine which life deserves to be lived, nor its value. Given that the development of the human being is a continuous and gradual process, the quantitative dimension of being has to be subordinated to the qualitative, orontic, dimension, which is inherent in virtue of its condition

Palabras clave : Human being; Life; Respect; Personalist.

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